Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Vote on tourism videos; catch up on state film news

  • The Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau has opened up its Become a Star, Make a Movie campaign for judging. It supports the Louisiana's Other Side branding campaign. Click here to view and judge. Winner nabs $2,500.
  • There is a piece about the current film legislation -- two bills increasing the production incentive from 25 percent to 30 percent await a decision by the governor -- in New Orleans City Business. State Sen. Robert Adley (R-Benton), who sponsored one of the bills, reinforced what he's been saying all along. While in favor of strengthening the incentives, Adley said, "We must find other things outside of just increasing credits to attract this business. ... Where does it stop? It’s the dog chasing its tail. You ultimately catch it and it’s in vain. We’re eventually going to reach a point where there’s no return on the investment we’re making." Read the full article here.
  • There's also a Times-Pic story about a veteran Saint -- recently released -- trying to get his money back on an investment in the Elmwood motion picture studio. Read it here.

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